Acting Dead is a satirical dark comedy about the world of Hollywood zombies, and not just the ones leaving their Botox appointments in Beverly Hills. What if your acting career took a turn for the worse, and the only way to be cast in the ever-growing number of zombie-based TV show and movies was to...actually become one? Welcome to the afterlife of Tate and Alex, both struggling to get by, living in their new skin, or what's left of it. But life doesn't slow down just because your heart stopped beating. Sometimes you have to go six feet under to get to the top.
Tate gets the ultimate ultimatum from his frustrated travel agent turned talent agent, Margot Mullen. Book something or "I'm going to have to let you go." Does Flatline Inc. offer a solution he can live with? Alex might have something to say about that. With a company who's slogan is "Getting Actors Work, Even if it Kills Them," what could go wrong?
Tate tries to keep his secret from Paul, his constantly terrified roommate. On garbage day, Alex finds her power, starts to get work, and finally contacts Hunter. Tate comes out of the "zombie closet."